The Congress’ offensive shows it is disrupting Parliament as a means to demonstrate that it is still a potent political force, writes Vir Sanghvi
The Yakub Memon case is an individual matter. Don’t confuse the case with a campaign against the death penalty.
The upshot of the Maggi controversy is that perhaps stars will now start worrying about the products they endorse
Despite the landslide win, Kejriwal is not yet the national alternative. He may get there, but it will take time and hard work, writes Vir Sanghvi.
It is time for citizens to speak up for individual freedoms rather than advocate group rights, writes Vir Sanghvi.
Narendra Modi will either have to throw in his lot with the Hindutva lobby or he will have to rein in the crazies. It's a difficult choice, writes Vir Sanghvi.
Why hide the papers? Why keep the conspiracy theories related to Netaji Subhas Bose’s death alive? And why deny India the truth about the death of one of its great freedom fighters?
Why should a generation that had no real experience of Nehru’s style of governance feel anger and bitterness towards a man whom most independent historians regard as one of the great figures of the 20th century? Asks Vir Sanghvi.
We need to rethink our idea of India. As the diaspora spreads and grows in influence, it will become a more important contributor to Indian political discourse (and abuse), writes Vir Sanghvi.
Every time the BJP comes to power, there is a battle for the heart and soul of the party. The best way to understand the by-election results is to view them from the perspective of this battle, writes Vir Sanghvi.
Pakistan is a separate, distinct, independent country. How it organises its internal affairs is no business of ours. We must deal with whoever comes to power in Pakistan, no matter how they got there, writes Vir Sanghvi.
It's nobody’s loss if the media do not travel on the PM’s plane: not the PM’s, and not the media’s. And it certainly makes no difference to the Indian reader or viewer, writes Vir Sanghvi.
If the BJP gets at least 50 seats more than the Congress, which now seems certain, then the Congress should accept defeat with grace and dignity, writes Vir Sanghvi.
The Indo-US nuclear deal is the event that transformed the PM, fooling him into believing he was invincible. Without the changes that followed the deal, UPA 2 might have gone very differently, writes Vir Sanghvi.
People are finally arguing about merits of a particular model of development rather than about identity and sentiment. That's the interesting thing about these elections, writes Vir Sanghvi.